Why New Zealand needs a Climate Commission

The most important step the new New Zealand Government (whatever its makeup) could take to address climate change is to set up a Climate Commission and promote a Climate Act akin to that of the UK.

Most parties in the Parliament appear to either support that initiative or view it as an idea worth exploring. It makes good sense for a number of reasons.

First, New Zealand, like the rest of the world, needs to transition to a low carbon economy. That will happen over time, ending up with net zero emissions by around mid-century. There are very few policy challenges as long-lived as that one.

Read the full article on Westpac's REDnews here.

Last updated at 1:35PM on September 29, 2017